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Need fundraising Ideas for a church

we are already doing yard sales, checking in to Dominoes cards and coupon cards and Krispy Kreme donuts. What are some other ideas?


Asked by KallaLilli at 12:20 AM on Apr. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Applebees does fundraisers where for $5 a person gets pancakes, sausage and a drink. The church people act as servers and you can advertise the breakfast as much as possible. Then the church gets the money made from it. Our youth do it every year and make thousands from it. The key is to advertise a lot though and let everyone know about it :)

    Answer by soccerchik8287 at 8:58 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • car wash, crafts, bake sale, festival or carnival

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 12:26 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • we are a extremely small church(51) members we have little or no money to put down

    Answer by KallaLilli at 12:30 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • check with Helen Grace candy. The church I belonged to in CA sold it every year. It's the Missionettes Program that sells it to raise money for camp & they do pretty good with it!!

    Answer by WAganma56 at 12:37 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Penny Wars. We have a contest between the men and women in bringing pennies. Any silver or dollar bills put in the container are considered a negative for the team. The opposing team can put bill in the other container to put them in the negative, but actually it helps the overall goal. Very fun. We raised about 1,000 doing this.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • My step mom and dad always made tons of money for the VFW with raffles. They'd get local businesses (if you have parishioners with businesses) to donate, have a huge party/picnic depending on the weather, and go around selling tickets before each item. You can get donations that are actual items or what went over even better was services - lawn treatment or a spa day for 2, lots of restaurants would put up gift certificates.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:46 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Bake sales and raffles are always awesome, DD's school is doing Pizza Kits from Little Ceaser this year:

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 8:28 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Bake sales, screen a movie and sell snacks and coffee/punch, car washes, family pizza nights, raffles with donated prizes, "slave auction" off members to do different chores, yard work, "honey-do" stuff, (or if you don't like the terminology of "slave auction" call it "buy-a-hubby/maid day") if you have a reasonable number of young, single members, do something like a box-lunch sale, the guys bid so much for box picnic lunches the girls make, and donate anonymously, then they eat it together, or have the guys make and donate the food for the girls to bid on.... Have B-B-Qes, so much a plate, if you have a lot of athletic members, hold a bike-a-thon, or parents bid on babysitting service from responsible persons donating the time............

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • How much "fun" is your pastor?

    One thing I've always seen lots of people really get into is when a "leader" (pastor, school principal, mayor, etc) does something extreme or embarrasing for a good cause. Something like --- for every "X" dollars donated, his wife gets a shot at him in a dunk tank. Or, if you meet your fundraising goal, he'd do the chicken dance in a public place.

    If you could do something like that & advertise it, you'd probably have congregations of other denominations lining up with money just to see it! :-)


    Answer by Laura1229 at 1:38 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • Wet T-shirt Contest!!!


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:03 PM on Apr. 2, 2009